I think it is time for some dog photos! I almost always have a camera in my pocket, but sometimes wielding a camera and two leads can be tricky.
The dogs are both good at communicating their wish for a walk. Isla favours the ‘door’ approach….
…. while Meg sits in front of me and stares.
This one also needs to go in, as it looks as if she was giving me a hint!
There is only one place I can let the dogs off the leads – the emergency airstrip. This is completely enclosed, with areas of moorland each side of the tarmac, so they can play as they like and come back when they are ready.
Meg is usually the first back. She is 11, and is definitely a senior dog.
Isla runs more and explores more. The typical view of her is this:
But if you wait you get this:
The heather is out at present, giving a purple tint to the grasslands.
The daily walk is to the shore, where at present the thistles are out.
Even when they are not expecting a walk, the dogs love to sit at the gate, looking through the struts to see what might be happening in the outside world.
Once we get down to the shore, Meg is fond of paddling:
The nights are drawing in, and so the evening walk is getting darker. We tend to go about 9.30, and I felt it was time the hi-viz coats came out. The first time they went on the dogs were not keen…
… but the soon forgot them and were dashing about as usual, looking for rabbits. These blurs are Isla.
When we got to the shore, I took a pic with the flash, which shows what those coats look like in car headlights. (The leads also have reflective bits in them.)
Then home to bed for some….